The Frangipanni B&B is located a little north of the airport. It is quiet, comfortable, and is within walking distance of the Rapid Creek and Nightcliff foreshores. It has just one room to let. The bathroom is not ensuite but is private and quite close (just across the breezeway). The breezeway serves as a kitchen and sitting room. The fridge, microwave and "jug" (electric kettle) are there. There is a spa in the back yard. It is ~1.5 km to the Rapid Creek Bridge and ~2.0 km to the Nightcliff Foreshore.
The Capricornia Motel is a nice option in Darwin. I stayed there in Aug 2010 and my clean, comfortable room with air conditioning and ensuite bath was 110 AUD. It is a very short walk to the beach (~500 m), and just a short way on the Coastal Walk trail to the Darwin Ski Club (~925 m), and the adjacent Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (~975 m). The Botanical Garden (~925 m), and the Fannie Bay Gaol Museum (~725 m) are also within walking distance, although in opposite directions on East Point Road. It is ~700m east on Gregory Street to the Parap Village Shopping Center with its five restaurants and Saturday market. A computer with free internet is available in the reception area.
This was quite a nice place to stay and I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had not been by myself. Beds were nice and soft and the meal (Barramundi and chips) in the restaurant was excellent.
There were pokies connected to the bar but when I was there no internet OR mobile phone access.
Apparently, hotel staff feed the native birds at 5.45pm and 7.30am each day. It would have been interesting to see but unfortunately I left before the early morning feed.
I enjoyed staying here for two nights before I flew home. Close to everything in the city it was easy to walk around at night and get out early for breakfast.
Staff were very friendly - I got a late checkout added for free - and made me feel very welcome.
A lovely restaurant and bar, pool and gym, also a day spa.
My room had a small balcony and there are also family rooms and self contained units within the complex. The highre units have great views over Darwin and toward the harbour.
A bit expensive for the solo traveller but check out Wotif or other hotel sites as you can get some good deals - especially in the off season.
Shady Glen is located about 10mins from Darwin City Centre. There is a bus stop located next to the park. There are Cabins, powered & unpowered sites. We stayed in a one Bedroom Cabin which was very nice. The park was very shady, something you need in Darwin, there is a swimming pool, (much appreciated) very clean amenities, laundry, campers kitchen, outdoor area, bbqs, shop & info, and phone boxes outside. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here, and would stay at this park again.
If you enjoy b&b's, then Orchids at Nightcliff is for you!
Angela & Richard sure know how to look after you. They are warm & friendly but still respect your privacy.
The accommodation is extremely clean & comfortable & breakky devine!!
I highly recommend this accommodation, not only because it is cheaper than the usual accommodation in Darwin, but because of the friendly, personalised atmosphere.
I would experience a great sleep in the bush.
So I choose a nice welcoming tree and just lying down on a confortable branch.
My sleep was good but short due to an endless VT party in the surroundings ;-)
Just be careful when waking up, do not fall down from your bed...
Having a starry ceiling during my overnight stay was quite unique!
A group of 5 VTers took over this small B&B for a few nights during the Darwin VT Meet of May 2008.
The B&B comprises a one-bedroom apartment and a one-bedroom guest room. This accommodation can accommodate up to 8 people.
The one-bedroom apartment comprises a ground floor kitchenette with fridge, microwave, kettle and general crockery and cutlery, a living room area with fold-out double settee/bed, an upstairs bedroom with a double and a single bed, a showeroom and upstairs balcony area.
The guest room has a double and single bed with en suite showeroom.
Angela is your delightful host who will assist you with all the local information and each morning prepares either a continental breakfast of cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit and toast or a cooked breakfast.
Situated in Darwin's northern suburb of Nightcliff, this B&B takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre but keeps both Darwin city and Casuarina shopping mall easily accessible by bus route 4 which is just a couple of minutes walk away to the nearest bus stop.
Locally, Nightcliff provides a shopping mall with Woolworths supermarket, restaurants, post office, local shops, internet cafe and library.
Facilities include pool, barbecue, arbour with loveseat and beautiful outdoor seating area.
Angela provides that special one-to-one contact with her guests, and yet remains curiously out of sight most of the time! She makes your stay at Orchids at Nightcliff very special with her outgoing personality and knowledge of local amenities.
Thanks to Ann (Aussirose) for arranging my stay here!
As I was admiring the CBD view from my Saville Suite Apartment balcony I noticed three backpackers accommodation within throwing distance so I thought I'd add this as a tip.
Although I haven't stayed at any of these, they seemed very busy with backpackers from all over the world. I've heard that Chilli's is one of the more popular.
There are heaps of backpackers around Darwin so it's best you do some due diligence on the internet.
No idea what this place is like, but i do finds it funny its a wilderness on the main street of Darwin.
The BUG Australia guide is both a great guidebook & forum to tap for reviews from folks who had actually stayed at the hostels you are looking for.
Very comprehensive and useful!
The only place to stay or drop in for a pint in the regular weekender town of Dundee Beach, which is located 2 hrs south west of Darwin. A popular place for fishing, Dundee Beach is a pretty cool spot.
The Hotel has plenty of character and is truely the only place to go, situated right on the beach, for a snack, an ale or a place to pull up stumps after a day hard at it trying to catch those barramundi on the reef.
Right on the beach, close to good fishing, Carpark & Convention facilities...
I stayed in a few places in Darwin.
Firstly I stayed at the Globetrotters Lodge, which has a great pool, a very big and busy bar with skysports and good food. The dorms are clean with shower and aircon. In Winter the prices go up to $25/nt which is abit steep.
I stayed at the Value Inn for one night , motel in town whcih was very nice but pricey at $60 odd.
I stayed most of my time at 161 Mitchell Street, right at the opposite end of town, but only about 20 minutes walk. If you plan to stay in Darwin a while and want cheap accomodation, I recommend this place. Its a load of rooms (12 in total)above a convenience store, just go ask in the store(MItchell convenience store i think its called). It costs just $132 for a week for a room for 2!!! bargain or what. in some ways its like a mini hostel but with no rules! perfect!
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